Sunset over Sossusvlei, Namibia (I)

DECEMBER 2006 – Sunset over the Namibian bush during an excursion. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Most of the luxury hotels in Southern Africa offer so-called ‘sundowner excursions’ that take their guests to beautiful spots on their property to have a drink and some snacks and enjoy the sunset. When we stayed at The Sossusvlei Lodge in Sesriem, Namibia, we decided to book this tour, and the guide drove about 5 kilometers towards North-East.

When the group had climbed some nearby rocks, the sunset approached and I climbed down again to take this photo. Sadly, I did not use the DSLR for this shot (probably because I had stowed away the big camera in my backpack already), so this high-resolution image is more like a low-resolution image, but hey, I totally adore the mood of the image: The empty truck, aligned to face the sunset, the large field with just very few bushes, the harsh contrast and saturated colors of the sunset. I’d say, this is Namibia at its best.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time06-DEC-2006, 19:30
LocationNorth-East of The Sossusvlei Lodge, Nambia
CameraCanon DIGITAL IXUS 60
Exposure1/640 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2112 x 1584 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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